Untitled (Procession with Rev Richard Taylor, Hoani Wiremu Hipango and his family walking by the third Putiki Mission Station church)

George Sherriff, Artist

This is one of the paintings in our collection. It was made in Whanganui City, Whanganui Region, New Zealand in circa 1870.
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About the Work
"I particularly like this work for its rich colour and historical significance. We see a view of the early church rising above the trees and the family of Hoanui Wiremu Hipango being led by him and the Rev Richard Taylor in procession from the church. I particularly like George Sherriff’s work having grown up with two large landscapes in our home, one of which I still own. His landscapes and the depth of his oil paint colouring is particularly appealing. Another of his fine works, a scene in England, is a treasured asset of the Whanganui Club."
Donald Trott, Executive Chairman of the NZ Opera School, for the Dec 2019 instalment of the My Choice exhibition series.
Measurements
Frame 610 x 755 mm
Image 447 x 597 mm
Media
oil on canvas
Description
Landscape showing a procession of mainly Māori figures, Hoani Wiremu Hipango and family, with a black suited figure with black hat and white hair, Rev Richard Taylor, processing away from a small white church building, Putiki's third church, a wooden kahikitea building. To the left are 2 cattle, the sky has bright oranges and yellows.
Credit Line
Collection of St Paul's Memorial Church Putiki, on long term loan to the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui.
Collection Type
Loans
Acquisition Date
13 Apr 2016